“I can’t stand to see this punk in office”-Snoop Dogg on voting for the first time ever.
The rapper recently revealed on his interview with Big Boy’s Neighbourhood on Thursday, that he has never voted and intends to do it this year. On the radio show, Real 92.3, he explained why has he never cast a vote. He also emphasizes on why its important to make his voice heard this time.
Snoop Dogg said he was under the impression that he cannot vote as he had a criminal record. He was convicted of a felony in the year 1990 and 2007.
“For many years they had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote because you had a criminal record,” the star said. “I didn’t know that. My record’s been expunged so now I can vote.”
When asked if this would be the first time he voted, he made it clear that his voice matters. “Definitely. Because we’ve got to make a difference. I can’t talk about it and not be about it. I can’t tell you to do it and don’t go do it,” he responded as he wanted to back up his words with his actions.
He continued, “I can’t tell you to do it and then not go do it. Everybody know I’m a front-liner. … If I tell you to do something, I done it already,” he continued.
Big boy asked him what he thought about Trump and voting. Snoop made sure to tell him that he does not appreciate Donald Trump being in the office anymore. “I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think I’m going to get out and vote because I can’t stand to see this punk in office one more year,” he responded.
Snoop Dogg’s history with Trump
The 48-year-old rapper didn’t mention Joe Biden or Trump by name but Dogg and Trump have a history of bad blood.
For his album, ‘Lavender’, which came out in 2017, snoop had a Trump “clown” look-alike in the video, at the end of a toy pistol.
Trump had responded to the video after it aired by tweeting, “Can you imagine what the outcry would be if @SnoopDogg, failing career and all, had aimed and fired the gun at President Obama? Jail time!”
During the rapper’s appearance on the tv show, ‘The apprentice,’ Trump called Snoop “the greatest.” This was an about-face from 2007. The rapper also said that trump has only himself to blame for all the criticism he gets on a day-to-day basis.
Back in 2018, Snoop Dogg had said anybody who supports President Donald Trump is a racist, including Kanye West.
The rapper clearly addressed Americans who are on the ‘Trump Train,’ in a foul-mouthed tirade against their beliefs and opinions. He also insisted Kanye had sided with racists over his own community.
When he was speaking to DJ Suss One on SiriusXM, he said that he didn’t care. Snoop Dogg went on to say how he would confront people and tell them if they like Trump, then they are, infact, racist.
He was referring specifically to Kanye in 2018 when he added:
“When you drew the line and start pointing out and singling them out,” then you are racists. Snoop Dogg then said Kanye is also one of them and we shouldn’t forget him. He accused Kanye of being with the racists.
‘I have good days, bad days’
The rapper in his interview with Big Boy, went on to encourage people to stay safe. Especially during this time with the global pandemic and the protests. He noted that he is trying to stay positive in quarantine.
“I’ve been up and down, I’m a human, I have good days, bad days, but I’m more locked in so I like to pace so either walk around in circles, watch things on TV, play video games, “Snoop Dogg said.
During the time of lockdown, he said he is just keeping himself “busy and staying active.”
He assured that he has been sticking to the social distancing guidelines and staying safe at home.
“I want to lead by example,” Snoop Dogg said.
He explained even though he is not on the streets protesting at the moment for Black Lives Matter Movement, he is still using his platform and music to spread the message to everyone.